Spantik-Sosbun Mountains

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Eastern parts of the range, Biafo valley on the left

The Spantik-Sosbun Mountains are a subrange of the Karakoram range in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The highest peak is Spantik, 7,027 m (23,054 ft). The other namesake peak is Sosbun Brakk, 6,413 m (21,040 ft).[1]

The Spantik-Sosbun Mountains are a narrow range, about 120 km (80 mi) long, trending roughly east-west. On the north, the range is bounded by the important Hispar and Biafo Glaciers, across which lie the Hispar Muztagh and Panmah Muztagh respectively. On the southwest, the Barpu Glacier and the longer Chogo Lungma Glacier separate the range from the Rakaposhi-Haramosh Mountains; the pass known as the Polan La (5840 m/19,160 ft) separates the Barpu from the Chogo Lungma, and links the two ranges. On the southeast, the Braldu River separates the range from the somewhat lower Mango Gusor Mountains.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Jerzy Wala, Orographical Sketch Map of the Karakoram, Swiss Foundation for Alpine Research, Zurich, 1990.

Coordinates: 36°03′N 74°57′E / 36.05°N 74.95°E / 36.05; 74.95